Montgomery County Libraries hosts its first ever ONE BOOK, ONE COUNTY community wide event, which kicked off in March.
The event’s featured book, The Boys in the Boat, is the New York Times bestselling story of an American triumph in Nazi Germany, at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, when nine working-class rowers from the west showed the world what true grit meant. Drawing on the rowers’ own journals, author Daniel James Brown has created a portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.
Book discussions and related complementary events will take place at libraries around Montgomery County from now through mid-April; you can check out a full event calendar here.
Then, on Tuesday, April 19th, as a culmination of the event, bestselling author Daniel James Brown will make two appearances:
1:30 pm: @ Ursinus College’s Bomberger Auditorium (Collegeville) – tickets
7:00 pm: @ Montgomery County Community College’s Science Center Theater (Blue Bell) – tickets
All event tickets are $10 each.
Copies of the book are available for borrowing from all Montgomery County Libraries. Besides regular print copies, The Boys in the Boat is also available in large print, audio, e-book and e-audio formats.
Join in as every community in Montgomery County comes together to celebrate this inspiring story of determination and glory.
ONE BOOK, ONE COUNTY is sponsored by the Arcadia Foundation. With special thanks to Montgomery County Community College and Ursinus College.
About the Author:
A California native, Daniel James Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat, which was on the NYT bestseller list for 83 weeks and remains number one in paperback nonfiction. He is also the author of Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 and The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride, a New York Times Sunday Book Review Editor’s Choice. Mr. Brown taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford before becoming a technical writer and editor in Silicon Valley and at Microsoft. He is currently a full time narrative, nonfiction writer and lives outside Seattle with his wife, two daughters and many animals.
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